Research Events in Oxford


Supported by TORCH


Kim Brandstrup

With Dancers of the Royal Ballet

Kristen McNally and Marcelino Sambé

Mapping Motion: impulse, object and trajectory 

A lecture/demonstration on choreography.

At St Hilda’s College, Oxford

Jacqueline du Pre Building

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Followed by refreshments

Free and Open to All.

 Book at

“Music inhabits the mysterious no man’s land between mathematical construction and human emotion – nothing is so abstract in its means and yet so immediate in its effect. Choreography exists in the same sphere, where choreographic choice seems to obey both logics. The creative challenge is to navigate between the two – so that the spectators are never really sure or even aware what drives the piece – whether it is the formal or the human, the conceptual or the narrative – whether all is planned or a product of chance.” Kim Brandstrup.

Professor Mark Franko

Temple University/Middlesex University

The Fascist Legs of Serge Lifar:

French Ballet under the Occupation


Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

St Hilda’s College, Oxford

Jacqueline du Pré Building

Professor Mark Franko, internationally renowned dance scholar, presents a lecture on his recent research on this important and controversial early twentieth-century director and choreographer.

This event is free and open to all and will be followed by refreshments.

Booking essential at: